Tina Zimmerman

Tina was born and raised in Chicago. As one of six children, she learned early on that a loving community was essential to thriving. Heart Smiles is such a community.

Since moving to San Antonio in 1997, she has raised two beautiful children, built a successful catering business, and been heavily involved as an active member of her church and the community.

Tina has always had a heart for children. While raising her own, she sat on the board for the children’s preschool, Coker Methodist Day School. She additionally served as PTA President for both elementary and middle school.

As the owner and head chef of Charlie’s Kitchen, Tina hosts and caters beautiful events all over Texas.  She has a passion for food, and an even bigger passion for feeding people.

Tina has been a long-time supporter and volunteer for NIOSA, a local organization focused on raising funds to preserve historical buildings all over Texas. At NIOSA, Tina and a small group man a booth yearly. And as a volunteer for Teens Give Back, she is the ambassador for the San Antonio Food Bank, coordinating volunteer opportunities for our teens. And is a regular volunteer for Snack Pak 4 Kids, an organization that provides weekend food for chronically hungry children in San Antonio.

Currently, Tina also serves as DATA Alliance President for the San Antonio HS magnet program, and is a committee member for the NEISD’s District Improvement Council and Co-leader and Money Manager for Group Scout Troop 726. She is honored to now work with The Heart Smiles organization

Dr. Laural Logan-Fain

Dr. Logan-Fain has spent more than fifteen years working in the fields of leadership training, education, and market research. She currently serves as Training and Staff Development Specialist for Spurs Sports and Entertainment in San Antonio. She also teaches graduate courses at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of Houston in Victoria.

Dr. Logan-Fain earned a Ph.D. in education administration, curriculum and supervision (EACS) with a specialization in education law from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as an assistant professor in the College of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, worked as a Director of Market Research for Saxon Publishers and Harcourt Assessment; and served as Associate Director for the Texas Consortium on School Research (TCSR). She has published numerous school law-related articles and co-authored the Law of Teacher Evaluation and the Legal Handbook for Oklahoma School Administrators.

She has a teacher’s heart and loves working with students of all ages. She gets a kick out of watching people learn new things and grow from their experiences. Her greatest joy, however, is spending time with her friends and family – especially her husband, Joe, and her son, Joseph. She is also a Spur’s basketball fan (Go Spurs Go!) and an OU football fan (Boomer Sooner!).

Miranda Richard

Miranda was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She attended Louisiana State University on a volleyball scholarship playing 4 years for the Tigers in Baton Rouge. Since 2000, Miranda has worked at USAA in San Antonio and Phoenix helping to serve the military community and their families.

Miranda enjoys volunteering and serving in the community. She has always been passionate about helping others and being able to help children holds a special place in her heart. She has found that volunteering her time has provided an opportunity to teach her own children the importance of providing a helping hand and support to others. She feels truly blessed to be a part of an organization as committed to its cause as HeartSmiles.

Miranda is married to Andrew who is an executive at USAA and has two children, Peyton and Aidan. Her free time is spent enjoying her children’s year-round sporting events, attending Spurs games and cheering on her beloved Tigers. Miranda is looking forward to being a part of improving the lives of the children the HeartSmiles Organization serves.

Suzanne Slight Hogan

I want to live in a world surrounded by kind people like Ama and her crew, where dark chocolate abounds and telemarketers are eradicated.

I’m a border rat. Grew up in a sleepy area of South Texas. After I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas A & M University I moved to the big city of San Antonio, Texas. I’ve made my home here since 1987 and love everything this big small town has to offer. When I’m not hanging out with my beautiful daughter you will find me dancing, reading or gardening. Looking forward to the day when I can travel anywhere in the world again and Ghana is at the top of my list!
I am honored to be included in Ama’s circle to help generate goodwill and funds for her children.



Brenda Grisby

Brenda is a wife and mother of five children, the youngest of whom are triplets who will be 18 next month. Brenda has volunteered for many non-profits over the years and involves her family as much as possible. She believes that the greatest gift we can offer ourselves is to give to others, whether it be time, money, or both.

GALA Committee Volunteers 2015 Ama Osei-Bonsu, Pam Ayon, Tina Zimmerman, Judie Kerr, Rebecca Sossi, Michelle Walsh, Robin Pittman, Esther Paddock, Kalendo Banda, Sofia Dabalsa, Miranda Richard, Missy Steadman, and Colleen Sample.